1 How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child
2 The great unwashed
3 You are what you eat
4 Pride comes before a fall
5 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
6 Three score and ten
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When it comes to memorable quotations, many prominent people save the best until last.
See our list of Famous Last Words to find out who said what, just before they bit the dust.
Also, a special form of last words - notable suicide notes.